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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions

As one of the first alternative spaces in New York dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative work at the intersection of art and architecture, Storefront has accumulated an archive documenting its diverse and influential program of over 280 exhibitions and events dating from its founding in 1982. Featuring the work of 1,500+ architects, artists and designers, this material includes a collection of original artwork and over 115 cubic feet of proposals, correspondence, photographs, audio-vis...



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This exhibition, the second by Lebbeus Woods at Storefront, included over 50 pen and ink drawings that aimed to focus public and critical attention on the concept of centrality as it applies to architecture and social existence. Among the works shown were  Citylimit, QUAD, Geomechanical Tower  and  Neomechanical Tower
Topics: critical attention, centrality
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by Camilo José Vergara
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The New American Ghetto  was a collaborative, multi-media project that addressed the crisis in public housing and urban community development in North American cities. Based on the extensive research and documentation of photojournalist Camilo José Vergara and including contributions by the Municipal Art Society, the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and the staff of Storefront itself, the joint exhibition demonstrated how the legacy of urban development, undertaken in...
Topics: public housing, community development, North America, Municipal Arts Society, Neighborhoods, Decay,...
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28, 1989 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 23, 1989 Too Close: Cosmos Mechanicool  presents works by  Los Angeles-based practice COR-TEX Architecture led by Neil Denari.  The selected projects include a theoretical world library, a design proposal for the Los Angeles Gateway Competition, and one for the Tokyo International Forum Competition. On view  are  Denari's drawings , models, photographs, and texts.
Topics: Library, Competition, Drawings, Models, Photographs, Texts
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by Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine
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THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
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Performance A to Z celebrated the opening of the Storefront for Art and Architecture at 51 Prince St. in New York City in 1982. The series of performance was coordina­ted by Arlene Schloss and RL Seltman. Each of the 26 participating artists, performers and musicians was assigned a letter of the alphabet; every evening at 8pm, from Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, for 26 consecutive nights, a different artist carried out a performance in the gallery space or the nearby sidewalk. All performances were free...
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 1996 – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1996 Images are from the winning projects: Craig Abel (Photo 1), Alberto Kalach (Photo 2-3), Ted Sheridan (Photo 4), Suzan Wines (Photo 5-9),  Mas Yendo (Photo 10) In collaboration with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Storefront initiated a competition to redesign the Lt. Petrosino Park, a wedge-shaped open space at the intersection of Lafayette, Centre and Kenmare Streets, and Cleveland Place. Like Storefront itself, Petrosino Park is an...
Topics: Craig Abel, Arch. Inc.: Azin Valy and Suzan Wines, Alberto Kalach, Studio E: Patricia Owen, Sound...
WEDNESDAY MARCH 31, 1999 – SATURDAY MAY 1, 1999 Co-curated by Linda Pollak and landscape architect Paula Meijerink,  Landscape Architect  presents an overview of Yves Brunier’s collages of landscape architecture proposals. Throughout his brief career, curtailed by his sudden death at age 29  in 1991 , Brunier reinvented the notion of the garden in the city, illustrating his ideas with imaginative  collages .
Topics: Landscape, Collage, Garden, City, Imagination
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by Carolee Schneemann
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V: 10.09  Carolee Schneemann,  Burnout, a performative lecture
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, the narrative of the cat, Performance, Performance A to Z
Between War and Peace  was an exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. In 1945, at the end of the war, and at the beginning of the U.N. era, a final meeting between Winston Churchill, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Josef Stalin convened. The exhibition was inspired by an old photograph, taken on this occasion, of the world’s leaders posing for history’s camera. Fifty years later, Komar and Melamid returned to the image and incorporated it in their plans for a...
Topic: Between War and Peace
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by Wellington Reiter
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
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by Bolles + Wilson (Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles)
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1990 – SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1990 The exhibition  Western Objects Eastern Fields  presents  architects Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles'  projects in Europe and Japan. The two's work situated in between theory and practice in architecture. Works exhibited included their first-prize entry for the Munster New City Library, which questioned the role of the library in the age of electronic information.
Topics: Theory, Practice, Library, Electronic Information
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by Thomas Finkelpearl
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Exhibition Photos Notes THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7, 1985 - SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 1985 In response to the controversy surrounding Richard Serra's Tilted Arc, Storefront invited 29 artists and critics to address the issue of public art in relation to the Federal Plaza site. The exhibition was an attempt to bridge the gap between the intellectual elite and the public, as well as to constructively reframe the debate surrounding the sculpture. While the highly emotional public debate focused on whether the...
Topics: Public Art, Richard Serra, Federal Plaza, Policy, Plaza, Public Space, Architecture, Legality
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by Pia Lindman
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2006 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 28, 2006 A commission by Storefront for Art and Architecture  Curated by Yasmeen M. Siddiqui  Opening reception: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30—8:30 pm  DESCRIPTION    Fascia refers to the body’s connective tissue to a sheath or the protective membrane surrounding wheat or bodily organs, a collection of objects that give the appearance of a band or a stripe, an opening or doorway, or the layered surface that creates the illusion of dividing...
Topics: Yasmeen M. Siddiqui, Body, Tissue, Performance, Videos, Drawings, Façade, Device, Face,...
Exhibition photos Notes FRIDAY MARCH 22, 2002 – SATURDAY APRIL 20, 2002  Wannaville was created by Megan Sullivan in Berlin over the course of one year, from September 1998 to September 1999. The project was produced by taking five to seven rolls of film per week, recording daily activities throughout the city, processing the film at a drugstore, organizing the images into a series of sequences, and color-copying each sequence to create a booklet. This process resulted in a set of 102...
Topics: German, culture, aesthetics, Berlin, Book, Film
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THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2010 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 27, 2010 Applying their keen eyes to architecture’s everyday use, filmmakers Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine create intimate portraits of iconic contemporary buildings, giving backstage access to their inner lives and hidden workings. This was recently epitomized by their celebrated documentary,  Koolhaas HouseLife   , which received its UK Premiere as the opening film of the London Architecture Foundation’s  Architecture on Film   series of...
Topics: Film, Documentary, Housekeeping, Window Cleaners, Experience, Koolhaas HouseLife, Pomerol, Herzog...
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by Yoshiko Chuma
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P: 10.03  Yoshiko Chuma Yoshiko Chuma's group invaded the street with dancing movements, jumping over passing cars and trucks. They utilized the stop-and-go sign traffic to compose and direct their spontaneous movements.
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
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by Yves Klein
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TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
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by Beatriz Colomina, Dennis Dollens, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Cindi Patton, Henry Urbach, Mark Wigley
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Published by New York, N.Y.: Storefront for Art and Architecture, 1994. Printed Book, p. 235 : ill. ; 28 cm
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by Lebbeus Woods
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After a six year hiatus from presenting his work publicly, Lebbeus Woods returned with an exhibition proposing a manifesto for the citizens of Sarajevo who on a daily basis were confronted by the destruction of the built environment they inhabited. Woods’s manifesto proposed methods of incorporating change into daily routines and embracing transition as an unavoidable force in  daily life.
Topics: Sarajevo, citizens, architecture, urbanism, manifesto
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by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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TUESDAY APRIL 8, 1997 – SATURDAY MAY 24, 1997 The idea for the exhibition  Liminal Bodies  evolved from the work of Raoul Bunschoten and CHORA, a non-profit London-based organization focuses on urban studies. O ften commissioned by universities, architects, community groups and civic authorities,  t he two's had conducted research in developing new models and positions, with specific analysis on the state of urban environments in the 1990s. Their work ranges from theoretical...
Topics: Non-Profit, University, Community, Civic, 1990s, Theoretical, Educational, Cultural, Urban
THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2008 – TUESDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2008 In January 2008 Storefront presented an international call for ideas: “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today? On the occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual.”     As a symbol...
Topics: Call for Ideas, Beatriz Colomina, Stefano Boeri, Liz Diller, John Maeda, Geoff Manaugh, Mark...
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by Joe McDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LLC
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TUESDAY MARCH 7, 2006 – SATURDAY APRIL 15, 2006 The Bone Wall  by Joe MacDonald/Urban A&O Architecture LCC explored the “continuity" and "connectedness”, two indicators of topological form for digitally generated patterns. For the installation at Storefront, McDonald used advanced algorithmic/parametric software to extend the concept of pattern to a point where the basic element or cell change incrementally in morphology over the course of its run. All 72 cells that made up...
Topics: Continuity, Connectedness, Topological Form, Digital, Pattern, Morphology, Structure
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by Yusuke Obuchi
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Exhibition Photos Notes THURSDAY MAY 16, 2002 – SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2002  Designed to float along the California coastline, Wave Garden, a proposed 480-acre membrane made of 11,734 piezoelectric tiles, was intended to function as an alternative power plant Monday through Friday, oscillating with the ocean waves and generating energy. During the weekends, Wave Garden would be transformed into a publicly-accessible landscape whose availability to the public would be inversely proportional to the...
Topics: Wave Garden, Yusuke Obuchi
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by Gramazio & Kohler
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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 – SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2009 Pike Loop installation construction period: October 5-27, 2009 On public display: October 27, 2009-September 17, 2010 Demolition on September 17, 2010 Location:  Pike Street between Division Street and East Broadway ( map )  In September 2009, Storefront for Art and Architecture inaugurated an exhibition of the work of Swiss architects  Gramazio & Kohler   , Architecture and Digital Fabrication, ETH Zurich and, in conjunction...
Topics: Ribot, Installation, Pike Street, Division Street, East Broadway, Swiss, Architecture and Digital...
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by äda ‘web, Cherise Fong, Toland Grinnell, Jenny Holzer, Ainatte Inbal, Muntadas, Matthew Ritchie, Vivian Selbo, Julia Scher, Andrea Scott, Benjamin Weil, Lawrence Weiner
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Press release; Exhibition concept a collage of pages of "ada web"
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by Peter Lang and William Menking, with Superstudio
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"Superstudio: Life Without Objects" exhibition plan sketches, early proposal
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by Mark West
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
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by Yves Brunier
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Project Overview
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by Joey N. Shimoda (Office of the Original Zone)
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CONSIDER: Missile silo as ANCHOR Proposal: The 12 abandoned silos surrounding the Plattsburgh Air Force Base as the first such anchors for: GLOBAL TENSION RINGS. A cable, suspended 20 feet in the air, is wrapped around the world as a 3-dimensional meridian or parallel. It is supplemented periodically by cable support stations. Each TENSION RING becomes a heuristic device that denotes mental and physical distance and position. Symbolically, it affirms man’s desire toward survival: a gesture of...
Topics: Missile silos, Plattsburgh Air Force Base (N.Y.)
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by Servo (David Erdman, Marcelyn Gow, Ulrika Karlsson, Chris Perry)
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How can one begin to speculate on the negotitation between commercialism and design? To what extent can architecture and design begin to address commercial trends and mass production? These and other questions are central to Servo's investigations into urban inhabitation and development in the 21st Century
TUESDAY MARCH 8, 2005 – SATURDAY APRIL 30, 2005 For the first time,   Air Architecture  presented Yves Klein’s architectural projects and theories,  with particular attention to his idea of "the void" as an immaterial architecture. Relying upon the four elements — air, water, fire, and earth — Klein envisioned a world in which man lives in harmony with the four natural elements through  Air Architecture . Famous for his blue-themed monochromes and performances, Klein had a...
Topics: The Void, Immaterial, Four Elements
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
WEDNESDAY MAY 3, 1989 – SATURDAY MAY 27, 1989 Influenced by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner and by the folk art of his native Hungary, Imre Makovecz produced organic architectures that pose a challenge to modernism. Makovecz's architectures speak of a universal and divine phenomenon. The exhibition presents a selection of projects: churches, residential projects, the Sarospatak Cultural Center, and community centers, as well as projects created with architecture students during...
Topics: Organic, Universal, Divinity, Church, Residential, Cultural Center, Community Center, Visegràd...
meeting agenda; correspondence with Archigram archive and Storefront concerning Kyong Park's visit to London for a talk and meet with Cedric Price, Ronald Gault (Park's assistant) letter to Dennis Crompton on Park's visit to Europe
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by Association of Architects Bosnia-Herzegovina (Das-Sabih)
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SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 1995 Symposium SARAJEVO: CULTURAL RESISTANCE UNDER SIEGE  Date: Saturday, Febuary 11, 1995 Location: Dia Center For the Arts Address: 155 Mercer Street, NY, NY Admission Fee: $15 General Public                            $10 Students Symposium Brief: This program has organized in conjunction with Warchitecture-Sarajeve: A Wounded City , a multi-media exhibition sponsored by Storefront for Art & Architecture, that describes the combined effects of physical...
Topics: Symposium, Dia Center for the Arts, War, Sarajevo, Destruction, Rebuilding, Siege, Military,...
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by Ted Krueger, Ken Kaplan
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by Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Ed Grazda with Khader Humied, Khidir Abdalla, Leila Bahbahani, Numreen Qureshi, Justin Weiner
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The Mosques of New York was a collaborative project aimed at documenting the mosques that each of the city’s Muslim communities has built at its center. Its goal was to highlight the ways in which these buildings reflect and create identities for Muslims within a dense and diverse urban fabric. The project reflected a desire to defuse a polarized image of Islam as an alien culture, while documenting the emergence of an American Muslim architectural identity. Headed by Professor Jerrilynn D....
Topics: New York, Mosques, Muslim, Masjid
press release; concept sketches for Spiral
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by Center for Urban Pedagogy
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Video Notes THURSDAY JULY 19, 2001 – SATURDAY AUGUST 25, 2001 Building Codes presented an in-depth tour through the frequently obscure and mystifying subject of building codes in New York City. The work in the exhibition portrayed the constantly contested process of translation between the realms of political action, legal codification, and administrative application, from social movements to built work. Presenting research into modes of representation alongside projects and proposals from...
Topics: Building, Urbanism, New York, Politics, Zoning, Tenement Housing
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by Pearson Post Industries
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Press release; PPI songs; PPI reports; "Nuclear Heritage Park" text by Kyong Park; Newsline review; NY Post review;
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by Raoul Bunschoten, CHORA
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press release and pamphlets
SATURDAY MARCH 12, 1994 – SATURDAY APRIL 16, 1994 Laura Kurgan’s  You Are Here: Information Drift  is a computer-based multimedia installation that sought to question the relationship between the digital and the built environment by playing with orientation and disorientation. Using technologies primarily for military applications, such as satellite-based real-time mapping, early implementations of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and Head-Up Displays (HUD), the installation aims to...
Topics: Information, Multimedia, Installation, Digital, Built Environment, Satellite, GPS, HUD, Maps,...
Exhibition photos Notes SATURDAY MAY 8, 2004 -  SATURDAY JUNE 5, 2004 For over a decade, Milan-based photographer and filmmaker Armin Linke travelled to over 100 countries around the world, creating an archive of images about human activity in the most varied natural and man-made landscapes. The resulting archive consisted of a series of atlases that simultaneously captured intimate local situations and radical large-scale transformations in the landscape. Linke's work as a photographer...
Topics: Landscape, atlas, local, scale, fiction, Power, Politics, Architecture, Art
11 postcards; 10 photos.
exhibition announcement, statement and correspondence
2 installation photographs, 2 exhibition design plans, and exhibition leaflets
L: 9.29  We-Lo
Topics: Storefront for Art and Architecture, Performance, Performance A to Z
poster and catalog
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by Beatriz Colomina, Craig Buckley, Anthony Fontenot, Urtzi Grau, Lisa Hsieh, Alicia Imperiale, Lydia Kallipoliti, Olympia Kazi, Daniel López-Pérez, Irene Sunwoo
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From November 14 2006 – January 31, 2007, Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted the exhibition  Clip, Stamp, Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines, 196x – 197x , curated by Beatriz Colomina, Craig Buckley, Anthony Fontenot, Urtzi Grau, Lisa Hsieh, Alicia Imperiale, Lydia Kallipoliti, Daniel Lopez-Perez, and Irene Sunwoo from Princeton University, in collaboration with Olympia Kazi. At the time, there had been a resurgence of international interest in the architecture of...
Topics: Publication, Magazine, Architecture, Archigram, Peter Cook, Hans Hollein, Robin Middleton, Ugo La...
Project description and correspondence
installation view, and process
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by Jan Kaplicky, Amanda Levete
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Headed by Jan Kaplicky and Amanda Levete, London-based architecture practice Future Systems explored the application of advanced and adaptive technology in architecture. Influenced by the automotive, marine, aviation and space industries, Future Systems envisaged a new generation of ecological architecture defined by its versatility, efficiency and performance. Merging technology with organicism, their projects utilized advanced industrial materials such as satinised light-reflectors, PVC...
Topic: Future Systems
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by Unknown Artists
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
3 press release; 3 press release; 2 Makovez text;
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by Ted Krueger, Ken Kaplan
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WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 1989 – SUNDAY APRIL 23, 1989 Towards the end of the 1980s, developments in technology made possible the birth of a new type of city possible  for the first time. This city is one  that is geographically isolated yet linked together with the rest of humanity via telecommunication.  The Renegade City  displays mechanical sculptures by architects Ted Krueger and Ken Kaplan, alluding to this new urban typology. The project envisioned a city populated by a self-selected...
Topics: Technology, Sculpture, Mechanical, Urban Typology, Aquatic, Kinetic, Analog Device
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by Michael Webb
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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 1989 – SUNDAY MARCH 19, 1989 Speed ’89  showcased selected drawings, models, and texts from Michael Webb’s selected projects, including “Just a House” (1989), “Rotating Garage House” (1988), “Temple Island” (1977– 78), “Drive-in House” (1970s), “Up and Over House” (1966), “House of Doors” (1964), and “Sin Palace” (1962–89).
Topics: Drawings, Models, Texts
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by Neil Denari
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Catalog, Drawings, Review
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by OPENOFFICE and cOPENhagenOFFICE/Tanja Jordan
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Cover, Page 5 to 27, 30
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by Didier Fiuza Faustino, Bureau des Mésarchitectures
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TUESDAY MAY 13, 2008 – SATURDAY JUNE 28, 2008 May 13, 2008 7pm Storefront inaugurated a solo exhibition of French artist and architect Didier Fiuza Faustino and his Paris-based practice Bureau des Mésarchitectures (Mathieu Herbelin, Cláudia Martinho, Tony Matias, Guillaume Viaud). Faustino’s large-scale onsite installation (G)HOST IN THE (S)HELL, designed specifically for Storefront for Art and Architecture, occupies the entire gallery and engages its iconic façade by temporarily...
Topics: Installation, Façade, Public/Private, Body, Performance, Immersive
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by Public Art Fund, 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation
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THURSDAY APRIL 26, 1990 – THURSDAY MAY 24, 1990 In 1986, the Art Commission of the city of New York forged a partnership between the Public Art Fund and the 14th Street-Union Square Local Development Corporation in an attempt to solicit new design proposals for the city’s newsstands. In an effort to provide the City with innovative design alternatives, the Public Art Fund’s Project Committee decided to sponsor a design competition involving artists and architects. The goal of the...
Topics: Public Art Fund, Design Proposal, Newsstands, Competition, Boxes, Waste, Garbage, Public Space
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by Lebbeus Woods
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After a six year hiatus from presenting his work publicly, Lebbeus Woods returned with an exhibition proposing a manifesto for the citizens of Sarajevo who on a daily basis were confronted by the destruction of the built environment they inhabited. Woods’s manifesto proposed methods of incorporating change into daily routines and embracing transition as an unavoidable force in  daily life.
Topics: Sarajevo, citizens, architecture, urbanism, manifesto
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1992 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 31, 1992 Pressure Buildings and Blackouts  is Mark West's site-specific installation that engages with Storefront’s gallery space, its façade, and the street. Employing a technique in casting concrete with tension membranes, West created a series of sensual, organic concrete forms that extended onto the street via specially-carved openings in the gallery’s façade. These experiments allude to an entirely new, unexplored territory of...
Topics: Installation, Pressure Buildings and Blackouts, Façade, Street, Membrane, Concrete, Organic,...
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 19, 1994 – SATURDAY DECEMBER 31, 1994 Domestic Arrangement , Andrea Blum’s first solo show in New York City, presents a group of works that use furniture to explore the relationship between public and private space. Moving away from large public projects that have a direct sociological and/or historical relationship with the site, Blum investigates sites and their audience on a more intimate scale. She chooses to examine the psycho-social behaviors through the iconography...
Topics: Solo Show, Furniture, Public and Private, Intimate, Scale, Design
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by Johannes Koops
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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 1990 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1990 Launched shortly after the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the consequent disintegration of the Eastern Bloc,  Project Atlas  is an international design competition soliciting proposals for the reuse and transformation of one of the iconic architectural artifacts of the Cold War - the Atlas nuclear missile silos. The site of the competition is a group of twelve newly-decommissioned silos located in the region surrounding Plattsburg Air...
Topics: Project Atlas, Kyong Park, Missile Site, Berlin Wall, Eastern Bloc, Reuse, Transformation,...
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by Storefront for Art and Architecture
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annoucement and flyers
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by Seymour Rutkin, Rolland Ristine
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poster, press release, drawings
Submitted proposals, including Blane's original project proposal
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Notes WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2003 – SUNDAY APRIL 20, 2003 Throughout the last century, a different kind of warfare has been radically transforming the landscapes of Israel and Palestine. The mundane elements of planning and architecture have been conscripted as tactical tools in the Israeli state strategy, seeking national and geo-political objectives in the organization of space. The landscape becomes the battlefield in which power and state control confront subversive and direct resistance....
Topics: Eyal Weizman, Rafi Segal, The Politics of Israeli Architecture
postcard (front and back); 6 photos of the exhibition at Storefront printed in large format (5 in colour, 1 black and white); 5 drawings presented in the exhibition printed on regular sheet.
SITES article
drawing on cardboard; Weekend House axonometric Projection sheet; 5 collages; description; "Slides for Kyong Park" list.
postal card (back and forth), photos
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Performances A to Z
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Artist are booked for a specific day on a first come first choice basis. Artists will have from 6:00PM to 10:00PM to complete their performance with an actual advertised time of 8:00PM, for those who require a particular time to focus on. There is a limited number of nights (26) and limited time to prepare for this artist sponsored event, so certain things are required from each of us, to assure the success of this project.
Topic: performance
documents: exhibition announcement, cv and bio, project description, brochure